Grateful for the small things, big things and everything in between

Happy Saturday everyone!

It’s a rainy kind of day here as we’re having on and off thunderstorms throughout the day. It just called for a lazy day at home and quite perfect as I have to get some reading in.

It’s another mixture of fashion and home decor in today’s post with items from all over the grid as there’s just an overabundance of events going on. Some that are fairly new and others well known monthly ones.

Check everything out below.. and have a fabulous rest of the day!

Credits:
*Katie Bodysuit, Pink by [The Forge] @ Rewind 80’s
*Katie Top, Pink by [The Forge] @ Rewind 80’s
*Katie Shorts, Pink by [The Forge] @ Rewind 80’s
*Shoes: Euphorbia – Maitreya – Low Plateau by Empire @ The Secret Hideout
Hair: No.Charme by No.Match

Scene:
*Promise Land Gacha by Ionic @ The Chapter Four 
ionic : Pomise Land RARE
ionic : Tea Dispenser Shelf
ionic : Mini Floor Lantern
ionic : May Sofa
ionic : I wonder where you are (Frames)
ionic : Natural Hanging Mobile
ionic : Corazon de Neon
ionic : Small Pink Cabinet
ionic : Small Plants
ionic : Beet Hummus & Roasted Potatoes
ionic : Promise Land (Sign)
ionic : Yellow Armchair

*Classic TV [Pink] by Hive @ Rewind 80’s

*Puppies Friends – Chloe kind Rare by {Your Dreams} @ The Liaison Collaborative

*Kawai_Suitcase_Pink by Mushilu @ The Secret Hideout
*Kawai_Suitcase_Blue by Mushilu @ The Secret Hideout

Lace Table by Ionic
Vintage dress mannequin # Silver Ionic
Tote Bag [ Kisses ] Ionic
‘Hello Spring’ Wreath by {what next}
[Nordica] Hybrid Roses Cherry by Ariskea @ The Dressing Room {older discounted items}
Sassy Hoops by Kalopsia
Mini Slips (Maitreya-Flat) Stepped On Set by Reign
Bella’s Books by [Merak]
Tablet and Glasses by Pilot
WoodCarving Giraf by *chronokit* @ The Men’s Department
Dried Figs Bowl by SORGO
Wireless Headphones by SORGO

*Pose: The Heady Series by an lar [poses] @ The Liaison Collaborative

Wanderlust spirit

Happy Sunday to everyone. I’m a bit wordy today, so to break up the text I moved the picture to the middle. If you just look at my pretty pictures.. sorry, you have to just scroll down a little to find it.

It’s still fairly early at that start of writing this and if you know anything about me then you might know that I’m definitely not a morning person. Though over the last 15 years sleeping in even after staying up late hasn’t been much of an option.

Though I’m sure that I’ll fall prey to a nap this afternoon, especially as I’m not feeling too great and the reason I hit the bed early last night. I think my body wants to catch a cold and I’m all sniffles this morning.

Before I forget and mention what I’m showcasing today I want to give a shout out to a silent follower of mine from Spain who left me a very nice message yesterday. It made me smile the rest of the day when I read it. It’s always nice to hear from someone on how much they enjoy your blog and appreciate what you do. I don’t say it enough, but I am appreciate to everyone who follows, reads or just enjoys my pictures.

Now for what I am showing today — more great items to be found at 6th Republic, which opened its doors yesterday.  This event is based on Europe, so every designer got to choose what part of Europe they wanted to represent. The Hive has this cute seaside shack with 11-15 land impact that comes in a raised or non-raised and with or without doors and two subtle color versions inspired from Cornwall, UK county beaches. I’m using one with doors, but did remove the scripts to keep the doors open.  If you peek just inside you see the rug and the lamp on the table that are from CMYK, another creator participating at the 6th Republic event.  These are created representing Greece.

The last items being shown are the decor plants by 22769.  These are available at Shiny Shabby that runs until May 15th.  The 6th Republic is open until May 20th, so you still have plenty of time to get to these two events to grab the latest and greatest!

Credits:
*Raised Seaside Shack A by Hive @ 6th Republic 
*Santorini Rug (Greek) by CMYK @ 6th Republic 
*Santorini Lamp (Cyan) by CMYK @ 6th Republic 
*Home Dschungel Plants by 22769 @ Shiny Shabby
-Pot with Areca Palm 
-Lemon Tree 
-Succulent 2 
-Snake Plant 

Wanderlust Map Frame by Floorplan
Tote on Rack [ Aqua] by Pilot
Outdoor Sofa Lemon by Chez Moi @ The Gacha Garden
Outdoor Bar Chairs & Table  by Chez Moi @ The Gacha Garden
Dart Target by Seven Emporium
Rattan Woven Chair [White] by Soy
Super long Hanging Hedera by Soy
Sea Breeze ver.1.3 by Atami Merlin
Hailey’s Hammock by Hive
Raccoon Static by JIAN
Dwarf Forest [Old Gold] by *alirium*
Wild Grass by Studio Skye
Titan [Old Gold] by *alirium*

And my eyes are mirrors of the world outside…

Credits:
*Compatible Nails System (Lipstick/Slink) by Astralia 
*Bracelet Zayra by Codex @ Cosmopolitan 
*Dress: Elise [Maitreya] by Zibska @ Black Fashion Fair 
*Shoes: Bluebell – Maitreya by Empire @ Shoetopia
Slink Hands – Dynamic by Slink
Hair: G0215 Hair by Tram

Scene:
*Old-School Detective Set, Camera & Photos by NYU @ Lootbox Gacha
Tablet and Glasses by Pilot @ Collabor88
Background: New York BG 2 by Minimal
Masters Chair Black by Glamrus & Epia
Victorian Wireframe Side Table – Black by BigBully
Victorian Wireframe Candles – Black by BigBully

Pose: My own

Merry Christmas!

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Today has been a day of baking in preparation for tomorrow and I am lucky to have several sisters and also a niece, so that we get to share in the making of desserts and food.  Today I got assigned making a fudge candy, another milk chocolate dessert and apple bread. The last being a family favorite, which I’ve been making ever since my aunt shared her recipe with me on a trip to Seattle back in 2007.

Though I wanted to take some time to come blog my Christmas post, so that I could wish all my readers, fellow bloggers and everyone who drops by a very blessed Merry Christmas.  May your day be filled with love and laughter, no matter who you spend it with.

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While I would have wanted to do a single picture together with little me, it’s just impossible lately to log both of us at the same time to do it.

Again, have a wonderful day tomorrow!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Credits:
1st Pic ~
*TD Gemma Outfit [Dark] (Baby) by ~*Buglets*~   @ Color Me Cute
*TD Christmas Mousey Flats [Red] by ~*Buglets*~  *Group Advent Gift*
*TD Elaine Mittens [Deer] Rare (Baby)by ~*Buglets*~  @ Thimble
Hair: Early Rise by Exile
Party Glasses <Rudolph> by VCO
TD Anika Scarf by ~*Buglets*~

Scene:
Gratiam.Tree by LeLutka {Dec. Group Gift}
Christmas Gift Boxes by {vespertine} @ Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Outdoor Metal Lantern by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Advent Calendar 2016 {Church} by Trompe LoeilThe Arcade
Yule Bauble Tree by *HEXtraordinary*
Gift Mouse [White] by Pilot
Gift Mouse [Plaid] by Pilot

*Pose: Katya~ Pose 3 by K&S Poses  {modded}

Picture 2 ~
*Hair: Dream Hair – Dark Brown by {Letituier} @ Tres Chic
*Top: “Bella” [Maitreya] Top – Red Sequin by Asteria @ Tres Chic
*Skirt:  “Bella” [Maitreya] Skirt – Black  by Asteria @ Tres Chic
*Hereje Necklace by Modern Couture @ Tres Chic
Sexy Fur Stole Black by The Whore Mansion

Scene:
Gratiam.Tree by LeLutka {Dec. Group Gift}
Advent Calendar 2016 by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Birch Branch Candleholder by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Metal Train With Presents by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Outdoor Metal Lantern by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Carved Reindeer by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Icy Light Star by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Sack Of Presents by Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade
Burlap Santa Sack (Maravilla Family)  by Birdie Rue {past Limited 50}
Giftbox 1 /Yellow by {vespertine} @ Tannenbaum Holiday Market

*Pose: Independent~Pose 2 by K&S Poses

Welcoming the change in season

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The Fall season is my favorite when it comes to weather as it’s always not so hot and muggy here in Florida and just about the right breeze.  Though, I don’t get the changing of the leaves as much here in my real world, in Second Life, it’s one of best seasons to take photos due to all the rich colors.  I’m in complete awe with some of the amazing photos people are creating that I see come across my Flickr stream.  It definitely inspires me to want to go out and explore.  I welcome any mention of sims that are worth visiting.

Today I am showcasing a couple of items that I am wearing.  The first is a recent new hair release by enVOGUE.  The Milly is rigged mesh and is an avant-garde hairstyle that has a classic bun style and pulled to the front in a braided tail.  It’s modern and quite chic.  This hairstyle is available in 96 colors, root colors and 16 ombre, which are easily accessible through a HUD.  It’s available at the main store.

The next item featured today is the Miu shoes by N-Core, which are mesh body compatible {Xtreme Feet, Maitreya, The Mesh Project, Belleza and Slink}.  Perfect ankle boots for this season that’s for sure to bring some cool day and nights ahead. There are 14 options available that can be purchased individually or as a fatpack. Currently available at Kustom9 until October 10th, then afterwards you can find them at the main store.

Hope you have a great start to an awesome weekend!

Credits:
*Hair: Milly {Diversity Pack} by enVOGUE ***New***
*Shoes: MUI by N-core @ Kustom9
Dress: Cullen Chamois Mili for Maitreya by Emery @ Collabor88

Scene:
Downtown Cottage {Green Interior} by ionic for The Forest Event -September ’16
Charlie Sofa by LISP
Storage Trunk [Kilin] by Pilot
New England.v2 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch
Flying leaves (Orange) by Kalopsia

Pose: Mary by Bauhaus Movement

On the wings of hope

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Happy Thursday! It’s been a few days since I last posted here, only because I had a few items that I wanted to get done on my other blog at Alexa’s Fantasy Wardrobe. Though I’m back to show you some new great home and garden stuff.  The first item that I am showcasing is this new skybox by the Hive available at this round of FaMESHed. It has a land impact of 15, approximate size is 16L x 13W x 8H, as you can see with the picture beneath it makes for a great outside view . I provided an inside view as well in the last pictures below, where it shows the wall of doors slightly open letting in the sun or air, which ever atmosphere you prefer.

It includes this little nook, which I have decorated with a few items – some from the arcade, old releases and the ones I’m featuring from Pastiche. They are the two chairs and table nearest to the window. The chairs come with a color texture hud giving you a few options to choose from. In this picture I went with some natural earthy colors.  These will be at the upcoming Spoonful of Sugar Festival that opens on September 9th at 12 am SLT and will end September 25th.

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This festival is going to benefit the Doctors without Borders/Medicins Sans Frontieres. 100% of the proceeds of at least one item in each store will be directly donated to the charity plus a participation donation by each designer.  All monies will be going to the American office of Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), an international organization that provides emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care regardless of politics, religion or other affiliations.

It’s going to be 5 sims with over 180 stores in fashion, home and garden and breedables.  Below credits I have put some more information on this event.

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The last items that are being featured are the trees by Little Branch shown in the second picture.  As you can see they make for some wonderful landscaping.  The Juniper are the ones with the swirl on the side of the skybox and you can find these at the new round of The Liaison Collaborative that runs until September 30th.  The cedar trees come in two versions and these are available at FaMESHed, which ends on September 27th.  Both are seasonal trees, which means on touch you can choose the season you want and it changes in texture to that season.

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

Credits:
*The Airy Sskybox by Hive @ FaMESHed
*Always A Lady Accent Table & Chairs 1 & 2 by *Pastiche*  @ Spoonful of Sugar Festival **September 9th**
Miniature/H. mannequin {M} Sun by {anc} @ The Arcade
Concertina Book Stool by Junk @ The Arcade
Plan de Paris by Junk @ The Arcade
Storage Trunk [Kilin] by PILOT
Shitamachi Alley Garden – Potted Plant – A by Soy @ The Arcade
15, IZAYOI- PHONE by [[RH]] Design House @ The Arcade
Darling Rug by Dust Bunny
Rustic Pine Plant Stand Mesh by La Galleria {past gift}
Brax Sconce: Oak by {Petite Maison} @ Crossroads
Brax Woodbin: Oak by {Petite Maison} @ Crossroads
.09  – World atlas books (b) by [ kunst ]
Summer Moved On – Vase With Carnations – Black by ARIA @ The Arcade
Summer Moved On – Laptop – Rose by ARIA @ The Arcade

Outside Scene:
*Juniper.V2 {Mesh} by Little Branch @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Cedar.v2 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
*Cedar.v3 {4 Seasons} by Little Branch @ FaMESHed
Snakeweed {4 Seasons} by Little Branch
Rocks & Cliffs Wales Wall by Fanatik Architecture
Canyon  by Fanatik Architecture

Spoonful of Sugar Press Release

For every national and international disaster Doctor’s Without Borders has been there. There is no barrier, border, or line they will not cross, no length they will not go to too bring aid to those who need it most. Where there is need they are there giving generously all of their knowledge, talent, and skills. Now it is time to give back to them.

Second Life is a global community and with the help of AIM, LTD, ModeLS Magazine, The Second Life Enquirer, SL Live Radio, and Versus Magazine we will come together to celebrate the world wide movement of Médecins Sans Frontières with an entire two weeks of parties, events, and fundraising beginning Sept 9th to the 25th, 2016. Join us at The Spoonful of Sugar Festival as we jet off to old London for what this inaugural event and help MSF/DWB to make a difference in the world.

We have some of the most amazing, wonderful, and talented designers in fashion, home and garden, and breedables joining us to make this an event to remember. Take a moment to shop Alafolie, Ex Machina, Zuri Jewelry, Roanwood for exciting fashion and home goods. Stop by the Wonderful World of Meeroos or visit Wild Kajaera or Dragoos on the lovely breedables sim. There will be a little bit of everything from clothing, to hair, and skins. Our Home & Garden Sim will be filled with furniture, home accessories, and gorgeous houses that will make you the envy of your neighbors. Finally the breedable sim will house some of the most adorable, cute, and cuddly creatures that danced through anyones imagination. The best part it can all be yours and it will all benefit an amazing cause.

This is just the beginning though we have some fabulous events planned for the week including an opening gala event, fabulous London Bridge themed fashion show, live entertainment, dance parties, and more. Enjoy a carriage around Piccadilly with Elite Equestrian.

To learn more about the S.O.S Festival and MSF/DWB please visit our website where you can see all the latest happening and developments:http://www.thesosfestival.com/index.html.

Join our inworld group! Spoonful Of Sugar (SOS) Festival

You can also stay up to date and follow us on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/thesosfestival/?pnref=story

To see all the new releases, exclusives, and creations from over 150 amazing designers check out our flickr group:https://www.flickr.com/groups/thesosfestival/

We can not wait to see all of you at The Spoonful of Sugar Festival 2016!

Yours Truly,
Ever Courtois & Angel Wickentower
S.O.S Founders
&
Lexie Jansma
S.O.S Event Coordinator
& S.O.S Event Team

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“It may have been in bits and pieces, but I gave you the best of me.” ~ Jim Morrison

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Credits:
*Hair: Carley by enVOGUE 
*Top: Sabine Top [Maitreya] by Zibska @ Fetish Fair 2016
*Shorts: Hotpants – White by The Annex @ On9
*Shoes: Hollyhock by EmpireWhimsical

Pose: Ground Sits / Pose 6 by Kirin

Scene:
*Magazine Rack – Walnut by ChiC buildings @ On9
*Curved Lamp – Walnut by ChiC buildings @ On9
*Bidikx – 01 by [BDKX] @ On9
*The Loveseat Bed Slate by Hive
*”Va Voom” Area Rug – Damask – Silver Grey by [CIRCA] @ Genre
*”Va Voom” Area Rug – Damask – Black by [CIRCA] @ Genre
Lucia Potted Olive Tree by {what next} @ Collabor88
Vintage Fan – Ivory by {what next}
Super long Hanging Hedera by Soy
Mesh Blinds Wide Long – Teak by LISP
Hanging Candle v2 / Bronze by Floorplan @ Collabor88
PC Desktop by Hideki
Wicker Bentwood Chair by Apple Fall
Building the Apartment by Hideki
Lilo’s Pineapple Lantern by Kalopsia
Maps Basket by Pilot
Maylee Skybox by Pilot
Happy Hour Tray by Dust Bunny @ Collabor88
Stacked Spell books by MudHoney
Hand-Rolled Smoking Decor by DIGS